105 S. 6th St., Boise, 287-9200
Its tough to beat the Reefs outdoor rooftop bar Downtown on one of those hot summer nights in Boise. Tiki torches illuminate patrons in flower dresses and mostly unbuttoned shirts surrounding the 360-degree bar, where tropical drinks get ordered like its Cancun or St. Martin.
But be careful. The Zombie, which is made with two kinds of rum, a couple of other liquors and fruit juice and puree, can turn you into one pretty quickly. Meanwhile, the Cursed Margarita is like a Jamaican rainbow in your mouth.
Inside the Reef, youll find a stage for live music, which runs the gamut from local bands to touring funk, rock and socially conscious hip-hop. (Portlands Chicharones are booked regularly.) The centerpiece of the room is another 360-degree bar. Theres also a private Hemingway Room for groups. Hungry? The Reef has a full lunch and dinner menu, too.
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